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March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Expands Edge 2018 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The Ford Edge 2018 lineup now features the SEL Sport Appearance Package and will be available this fall.

Tags: Ford Edge, Ford, 2018-MY

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers CK-4 Alternative Oil for Super Duty Diesels

Screenshot via Ford.

Ford is recommending the use of a new Motorcraft diesel engine oil for its Super Duty trucks and warning fleet and commercial customers to avoid using most new CK-4 or FA-4 oils because they may cause damage to the engine, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Motor Oil, Ford, Motorcraft, Ford Super Duty, CK-4

March 16, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Develops Nighttime Pedestrian Detection Tech

Ford's improved Pedestrian Detection safety feature addresses a common fear among drivers: the risks of night blindness or striking a person or object after dark. Photo courtesy of Ford.

In the U.S., the safety feature will debut on the 2018 Ford F-150 and Mustang.  

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford, Pedestrian Detection, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Safety

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Updates Transit Van for 2018

Photo of 2017 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford added several new features and new optional equipment to its Transit full-size van for the 2018 model year, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Hybrids, Work Truck Show

March 11, 2017 - Global News

Ford China Sales Up for February but Down YTD

Ford and its joint ventures in China sold 64,641 vehicles in February, up 2 percent compared to February 2016. Year-to-date sales for Ford in China totaled 153,073 vehicles, a 21 percent decrease compared to the same time last year.

Tags: China, Ford, Global, Jiangling

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

In Memoriam: Ford Fleet Zone Manager Brian Grozier

Grozier

Brian Grozier, fleet zone manager for Fleet Service Organization of Ford Motor Co. in the Barnstable/Yarmouth, Mass. area, and who worked for the automaker for almost 33 years, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 18. He was 58.

Tags: Obituary, Ford

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge, Lincoln MKX and Continental

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

More than 27,500 vehicles in the U.S. need a replacement driver frontal air bag module.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Lincoln MKX, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford, Ford Edge, Lincoln Continental, Safety, Luxury Sedans, Air Bags, Takata

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Wi-Fi Hotspot to 2018 Expedition

Photo of 2018 Expedition's interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a Wi-Fi hotspot with its redesigned 2018 model-year Expedition large SUV for the first time, and is upgrading entertainment options on its 2018 EcoSport, the company announced.

Tags: Ford, Wi-Fi, Infotainment Systems, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 20, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford EcoSport SUV's Cargo Shelf Inspired by Bees

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 EcoSport SUV subcompact crossover will offer a thin, lightweight cargo shelf made of high-strength recycled paper honeycomb that can support up to 700 pounds, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Cargo Management, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2018-MY, Ford EcoSport

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

Tags: Driver Safety, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Ford

February 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Invests $1B Toward 2021 Autonomous Vehicle

(from l. to r.) Peter Rander, Mark Fields, Bryan Salesky, and Raj Nair

Ford will invest $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI, a startup focusing on artificial intelligence, to develop a software platform for a fully autonomous vehicle it plans to make available for ride hailing in 2021.

Tags: Investment, Ford, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Ride Hailing, Fully Autonomous

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Lighter, More Powerful Ford Expedition Arrives for 2018

Photo of 2018 Expedition courtesy of Ford.

Ford's 2018 Expedition will enter its fourth generation with a more powerful V-6 engine, lighter-weight body and frame, and an array of technology upgrades such as onboard Wi-Fi, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and more connectivity.

Tags: Ford, Chicago Auto Show, Large SUVs, Ford Expedition, 2018-MY

February 6, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Export F-150 Raptor to China

This shipping of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor marks the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Ford has started shipping its all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor – a high-performance off-road pickup truck – to customers in China, marking the first time any U.S.-built F-Series truck has been officially exported to China.

Tags: China, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford, Ford F-Series, Global

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Sales Decline in January Across the Board

(clockwise from upper l.) 2017 F-150, Silverado 1500, Titan, and Ram 1500

Sales of fleet vehicles to commercial, daily rental, and government buyers slipped lower in January, despite year-over-year growth in sales of trucks, vans, and SUVs, according to the automakers and Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Procurement, Fleet Sales, General Motors, Ford, Large Pickups

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Relaunches Commercial Vehicle Dealer Program

Photo of Commercial Vehicle Center interior courtesy of Ford.

Ford is launching the Commercial Vehicle Center dealer program that will replace the Business Preferred Network (BPN) and offer improved service, better parts availability and a new loyalty program, Ford announced.

Tags: Ford, Dealers, Parts and Service

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 Draws Top Safety Score

Photo of 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x2 courtesy of Ford.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the truck model an overall safety rating of five stars — the highest possible score.

Tags: Crash Tests, Ford F-250, Ford, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Connectivity to Past Model Year Owners

Photo of 2014 F-150 STX SuperCrew courtesy of Ford.

Ford is offering its SmartLink OBD II dongle to owners of vehicles from the 2010 to 2016 model years to enable them to use connectivity features previously offered on 2017 model-year vehicles.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, OBDII Device, Wi-Fi

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks for Instrument Display

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 6,800 2017 pickup trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Ford F-150, Recalls, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Detroit 'Big Three' Optimistic About Auto Industry Under Trump

President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday to discuss the relationship between the automakers and his administration going forward.

Tags: Regulations, Ford, GM, FCA, Donald Trump

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Replacement Parts for Non-Ford Vehicles

Omnicraft

Ford’s Customer Service Division has launched Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts that will be available to all Ford dealers.

Tags: Ford, Parts and Service

January 20, 2017 - Press Release

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

Ford Motor Company will auction an all-new one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, in Scottsdale, Ariz.(Photo: Ford Motor Co.)

The winning bidder of Lot No. 3004 – selling at no reserve – will become the owner of the last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor produced and get to choose from a unique one-of-one Raptor color. The all-new Raptor incorporates years of Ford performance and engineering to deliver the ultimate high-performance off-road truck.

Tags: Auction, Charity, Ford, Barrett-Jackson, Ford F-150 Raptor

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford GT Previews 'Dashboard of the Future'

Photo of GT instrument cluster in Sport mode courtesy of Ford.

Ford has developed a new digital instrument display for its 2017 GT supercar that provides ideas about how the automaker will approach instrument panels in future vehicles further down the lineup.

Tags: Supercar, Dashboard, Ford, Instrument Panel

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford Mustang Gets Sleeker, Drops V-6

Photo of 2018 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Mustang sport car will arrive for 2018 with a sleeker look, lower hood, new transmission, and one less engine choice, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, 2018-MY

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